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Fall International Film Festival

Thursday September 21st to Sunday September 24th


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Atomic Homefront USA | In English

St. Louis has a little-known nuclear past as a uranium-processing center for the atomic bomb. Government and corporate negligence led to the dumping of Manhattan Project uranium, thorium, and radium. Residents have high rates of very rare cancers, birth defects, and various autoimmune disorders that are potentially linked to ionizing radiation poisoning. As concerned citizens attempt to halt a potential catastrophe, they discover that they may be running out of time to save their homes, health and lives.

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Fire at Sea Italy | In Italian and English with English Subtitles

Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. Focusing on 12-year-old Samuele, as he explores the land and attempts to gain mastery of the sea, the film slowly builds a breathtakingly naturalistic portrait of the Lampedusan people and the events that surround them.

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Frantz France/Germany | In French and German with English Subtitles

Set immediately after WWI, Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, is intrigued by Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. Adrien’s presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz.

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Land of Mine Denmark | In German and Dutch with English Subtitles

As World War II comes to an end, a group of German POW’s, boys rather than men, are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task - to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by real events, Land of Mine exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in post-war history.

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The Salesman Iran | In Persian with English Subtitles

After their flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana a young couple living in Tehran, Iran, must move into another apartment. Once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes their lives, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife. Winner 2017 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

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Their Finest UK | In English

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by movie producer Buckley. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

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Thu Sep 21st
5:30 pm Frantz
7:45 pm Their Finest

Fri Sep 22nd
5:30 pm Land of Mine
7:35 pm The Salesman

Sat Sep 23rd
12:30 pm Fire at Sea
2:45 pm Atomic Homefront
5:30 pm Their Finest
7:45 pm Frantz

Sun Sep 24th
12:30 pm Fire at Sea
2:45 pm The Salesman
5:30 pm Land of Mine
7:35 pm Atomic Homefront

Spring International Film Festival

Thursday April 5th to Sunday April 8th


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After The Storm Japan | In Japanese with English Subtitles

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

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Call Me By Your Name Italy/France | In English, Italian and French with English Subtitles

It’s summer 1983, in Italy, and Elio Perlman, a 17-year-old boy spends his days in his family’s coastal villa. One day Oliver, a charming, 24-year-old American scholar working on his doctorate arrives as the annual summer intern for Elio’s father, a professor. Amidst the sun-drenched splendor of this sensual setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

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Graduation Romania | In Romanian with English Subtitles

This is a searing human saga about a father driven to extremes in order to protect his daughter’s future. Romeo Aldea is a seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, a country still teeming with corruption and back dealings. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, Eliza, who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when Eliza is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, Romeo takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success.

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One Week and a Day Israel | In Hebrew with English Subtitles

In the Jewish religion, a week of sitting Shiva (or mourning the deceased) is called for after a funeral. However, for Eyal and Vicky, a week is hardly enough time to properly mourn the loss of their 25-year-old son Ronnie. A married couple edging into the back half of middle age, the two find themselves reacting to the end of the Shiva in markedly different ways.

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Summer, 1993 Spain | In Catalan with English Subtitles

In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year-old Frida is forced from busy Barcelona to the quiet Catalan provinces to live with her aunt and uncle, her new legal guardians. Country life is a challenge: aside from the emotional upheaval, nature, which suddenly surrounds her, is mysterious, if not dangerous. Frida also has a new “little sister,” of whom she must take care, and deal with new feelings such as jealousy. But it is the source of her parents’ passing that casts a shadow over how she is treated by the local community.

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Things to Come France | In French with English Subtitles

Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert, in “a career-best performance”, portrays Nathalie, a philosophy teacher juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family, which include frequent visits to her drama queen mother. But with the bombshell revelation that her husband of 25 years is leaving her, Nathalie finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself.

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Thu Apr 5th
5:30 pm Things to Come
7:30 pm Graduation

Fri Apr 6th
5:30 pm Summer, 1993
7:30 pm Call Me By Your Name

Sat Apr 7th
12:30 pm One Week and a Day
2:30 pm After The Storm
5:30 pm Graduation
7:45 pm Summer, 1993

Sun Apr 8th
12:30 pm After The Storm
2:40 pm Call Me By Your Name
5:30 pm Things to Come
7:30 pm One Week and a Day